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Erin McKeown

Sunday 20th July 2014

Rachel Wilson

At The Greys

Doors 7:30 pm

Price £10

Erin McKeown is a Massachusetts-based musician, writer, and producer known mostly for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her electric guitar playing is something to see. You’ll remember her from Jools Holland, Radio 2, and touring with The Be Good Tanyas.

Manifestra is McKeown’s seventh and latest studio album, produced and written by McKeown herself, and the first to originate from her own record label TVP Records. The word Manifestra describes a statement of purpose and unity, a clear action from a female perspective, a bright hope. Fellow singer-songwriters: Anais Mitchell, Sean Hayes, David Wax Musuem, Polly Paulusma and Ryan Montbleau, feature on the album.

McKeown has toured with other well-known acts such as Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird, Alison Miller, Josh Ritter and Indigo Girls, bringing her unique blend of virtuosic and creative music to people all over the world.

“Her playing is so muscular, her arrangements so well conceived that she succeeds brilliantly. As with all truly great guitarists, the wonder is less in her chops than her choices” – Boston Globe